VIEWS for the Visually Impaired AGM

 

 

 

CALLING ALL PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH VISION LOSS IN ONTARIO – PLEASE JOIN VIEWS FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

 

Are you in Ontario and a parent of a child with vision loss? Is your child totally blind, low vision, or deafblind? Would you like to learn from the experience of other parents about parenting children with vision loss? Would you like to learn and share your practical tips? Would you like to learn how to effectively advocate for your child’s needs?

 

Please join Views for the Visually Impaired. It is free and easy to join. Read on.

 

VIEWS is a non-profit provincial support and advocacy organization, which includes parents of children with vision loss. Our aim is to provide peer support to parents of children with vision loss, and to advocate to school boards, the Ontario Government and others on behalf of children with vision loss and their families.

 

Join Views for free. Fill out our simple online form HERE. Even if you joined Views in the past, please fill out this form again. We want our membership list to be complete.

 

The Views Annual General Meeting will hopefully be on the morning of Saturday, May 4, 2019. You Views members can join in online, over the phone, or in person at CNIB Toronto headquarters at 1929 Bayview Avenue. If you sign up as a Views member, we will keep you posted on these plans, including information on how to join in remotely, online or over the phone. At our Annual General Meeting, we won’t just be electing a new board of directors. We are going to hold an educational session on how to effectively advocate for children and youth with vision loss in the school system and beyond.

 

Views is recruiting new people to volunteer to serve on its board of directors. We are looking for volunteers who want to help build and expand Views’ reach and its advocacy voice across Ontario. Monthly board meetings are held over the phone. If you are interested, or would like to get more information, please reach out to the Views member who is organizing the annual general meeting, David Lepofsky, at [email protected]

 

If you are a professional who works with people with vision loss or their families, please share this announcement with them. Encourage parents of children with vision loss to join Views, and to consider volunteering to serve on its board of directors. For more information on Views, visit the Views website: www.viewson.ca

 

Who can join Views?

VIEWS bylaws create two classes of members:

1. Active Members: Any low vision or blind resident of Ontario, or; The parents or guardians of a low visioned or blind child resident in Ontario;

2. Associate Members: Any other persons interested and committed to the Corporation.